Reading Eggs is an online reading program that makes learning essential reading skills a fun and motivating experience for 4 – 8 year olds. The program has many features that support your core literacy teaching and get your students successfully started on their journey to becoming proficient readers. The diagnostic test and student management tools enable teachers to place students at different reading levels within the program.
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The program has many features that support your core literacy teaching and gets your students successfully started on their journey to becoming proficient readers. The diagnostic test and student management tools enable teachers to place students at different reading levels within the program.
Additionally, all students can get online at school and home by using the home school access link. Reading Eggs is homework children will want to do!
The program begins at an absolute emergent reading level, focusing on letter sounds, first sight words and reading simple sentences. The site is simple to navigate and students are motivated to complete lessons. Use the colorful lessons with groups or the whole class as lesson starters that really focus your students’ attention.
Students can take a placement test to ensure that they are working at a level that matches their readability ability, or teachers can move students to an appropriate level. The program can ensure all your students make progress, as it covers a wide range of phonic skills, essential sight words and comprehension skills in a highly motivating way.
Many of the new features are excellent for 2nd grade students. Make the Story Factory part of your writing program; with its weekly contests, it is a great way to get kids writing. Additionally, the new Skills Bank focuses on Spelling, Grammar and Vocabulary development. Even your struggling readers can make real progress at Reading Eggs.
Many struggling and reluctant readers really enjoy working on a computer as it allows them to progress at their own pace. The Reading Eggs lessons provide plenty of practice in developing key reading skills and the interesting activities can be repeated as often as needed.
Reading Eggs is used by students with a variety of special needs including ELL students. The bright graphics and repetition work well with a wide range of students. The songs and fun activities make Reading Eggs a rewarding activity, where students experience success and learn key reading skills.
Parts 1 and 2: The main lesson
Reading Eggs lessons are made up of a wide variety of interesting activities but each lesson has a consistent format. The first 1 or 2 lesson parts are interactive animations led by our host/teacher, Sam the Ant, or another character. Sam, Jaz, Tom, or Meg model the new concept and then ask the child to complete an activity. The student needs to get seven correct responses to progress to the next part of the lesson. Lessons introduce new concepts using constant interactivity which keeps children on-task as they practice and build confidence. New skills are reinforced using carefully designed activities that are highly motivating and promote reading success.
Part 3 & Part 4: Dot-to-dots & letter recognition
The dot-to-dot activities are a fun way for children to learn correct letter formation. As with drawing the letter shape in the air, the physical act of doing this activity boosts student’s memory for the shape of each letter. It also helps counting skills! Activity 4, The Letter Grid builds recognition of both capital and lower case letters. In later lessons, this part is replaced by sight word, phonics, or spelling activities.
Part 5 & Part 6: Vocabulary & the e-books
This vocabulary building activity ensures that children know the words used in the reading books. Part 6 is an electronic book, with audio support, that children can read online.
Part 7: The egg hatches
Your students are rewarded for completing the lesson with a new creature that hatches and becomes part of their online collection. Each Reading Eggs critter links to the content of the lesson.
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